Library Services Board


  • 2 pm
  • 2nd Wednesday as needed
  • Gillett Public Library
    200 E Main Street
    Gillett, WI 54124

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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The mission of the Oconto County Libraries is to serve the public; to welcome and support all people in their enjoyment of reading and pursuit of lifelong learning; to provide equal access to information, and to ideas and knowledge through books, programs and technology. The Oconto County Libraries believe in the freedom to read, to learn, and to discover.

Library service in Oconto County is provided by six legally established public libraries:

Farnsworth Public Library (Oconto)
Gillett Public Library
Oconto Falls Public Library
Lena Public Library
Lakes Country Public Library (Lakewood)
Suring Area Public Library

These libraries were created under the authority of Section 43.52, Wisconsin Statutes by their respective cities and villages, and they are governed by municipally appointed library boards. All public library boards must have the local school district superintendent, or their designee, as a member. In addition, one member of the municipal governing body may be appointed to the library board, and up to two members may be nonresidents of the municipality. Library board members serve three-year terms.

Section 43.15(4)(b)(3), Wisconsin Statutes, specifies that a county must enter into written agreement with its public library system "to participate in the system and its activities and to furnish library services to residents of those municipalities in the county not maintaining a public library." The current agreements between Oconto County and the six libraries were signed in 1987. These agreements need to be updated to reflect the goals and objectives of this plan and to further articulate the relationship between the county and the six libraries.

Contact Us

  1. Farnsworth Public Library

    Physical Address
    715 Main Street
    Oconto, WI 54153

    Phone: 920-834-7730

    Farnsworth Public Library Website

  2. Gillett Public Library

    Physical Address
    200 E. Main Street
    Gillett, WI 54124

    Phone: 920-855-6224

    Gillett Public Library Website

  3. Lakes Country Public Library

    Physical Address
    15235 Highway 32
    Lakewood, WI 

    Phone: 715-276-9020

    Lakes Country Public Library Website

  4. Lena Public Library

    Physical Address
    200 Main Street
    Lena, WI 54139

    Phone: 920-829-5355

    Lena Public Library Website

  5. Oconto Falls Community Library

    Physical Address
    51 N Main Street
    Oconto Falls, WI 54154

    Phone: 920-846-2673

    Oconto Falls Community Library Website

  6. Suring Area Public Library

    Physical Address
    604 E Main Street
    Suring, WI 54154

    Phone: 920-842-4451

    Suring Area Public Library Website